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Nagaur Fair

The annual Nagaur fair, more popularly known as Cattle fair is the second biggest fair in India, held during the Hindu month of Magh (January- February). This fair that lasts for eight days is organized by the Animal Husbandry Department and the Rajasthan Tourism Department. Thousands of bullocks, camels and horses are traded every year in this fair. The animals to be traded were lavishly decorated and their owners also wear colorful turbans and long moustaches to boost their chances in trading. 

Besides animals, items like spices, wooden items, local handicrafts, iron-crafts, ethnic jewelry, camel leather accessories, etc. are also traded in the fair. To entertain the visitors, various sports like tug-of-war, bullock races, camel races and cockfights are also organized. Nagaur fair is also famous for its jugglers, puppeteers, storytellers, folk musicians etc.

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